Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. You’re all set! Sign up *Invalid email address Got it Got it Post Nation by Kristine Phillips by Kristine Phillips Email … [Read more...] about A family disappeared while on a road trip. Divers found two of them in a California river.
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By Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle Published 2:11 pm, Sunday, April 8, 2018 The Minnesota Twins cancelled their game Sunday because of frigid conditions. Forecasts have the temperature for Monday dipping into the 30s, sending a streak of discomfort, in addition to chills, down the Astros' spines. The Astros will fly to Minneapolis on Sunday night for a three-game series. "We know it's going to be cold," manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday. "We assume we're going to play until they tell us not. The precipitation's supposed to be going down, but it's supposed to be really cold and really miserable." In his 13 seasons pitching for Detroit, Justin Verlander noted an icy opening day at Yankee Stadium, but he said he never pitched in a game so cold as the one expected for his start Monday. "Throwing strikes is difficult," he said, because the baseball feels like trying to grip a billiard ball. "You have to remind yourself that it's worse for the hitters. "That's what you try to keep in … [Read more...] about Astros already shivering over Minnesota road trip
Angus says if you order a cappuccino after lunch in Italy, expect some funny looks.;Apparently, Italians opt for espresso or a much “shorter” ristretto shot of coffee late in the day, because the lower caffeine content is less likely to affect sleep patterns. I say what does it matter?; We’re ripping through Italy in a brand-new, bright-orange Dodge Challenger SRT8, generating funny looks and insomnia everywhere we go. It begins in Lake Iseo as we reluctantly leave our beautiful lakeside hotel. As we cruise around a traffic circle toward the autostrada, a teenage pedestrian crossing the street catches my attention with a shout and a come hither motion.;He wants revs or a burnout — anything to validate the SRT8’s distinctly American curvitude. Caught off-guard, I do the best I can to oblige — matting the throttle to bring up the roar of the Hemi V-8.;The hollow bellow brings a smile to his face, but not to mine. All is not right with our world.;Sure, … [Read more...] about Ultimate Challenger Road Trip: Day 5 Lake Iseo to Florence
FERRARI ACROSS AMERICAFerrari Mondial 3600 miles from New Jersey to L.A. in 1981, and lost count of the number of times he got asked what it was, what it would do, and how much it cost. He didn’t go over 135 mph once, though. IT SEEMED A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME Motor Trend photographer John Kiewicz figured driving his barn-find ’57 Chevy Bel-Air back from Georgia to California, taking in the remaining stretches of the Mother Road, Route 66, would make a great story. It did, despite a recalcitrant Powerglide and recurring vaporlock. ON THE WALL OF DEATH Dodge brass to ship a new Challenger to Europe for a 3000-mile roadtrip. Then he persuaded them to call up their buddies at Mercedes and ask if he could drive it on the famous vertical track at Benz’s Stuttgart proving ground. ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING we recreated a 5100-mile journey we made in 1959 in a Mercedes 190D, this time in the company of a new ML320 Bluetec. The 190D averaged 29.7 mpg and the ML 27.2 THE LONG AND … [Read more...] about Epic Journeys: Motor Trend’s Greatest Road Trips
While I took off for Australia over the holidays, I lent our Z71 to head photographer Brian Vance for a northern migration to Northern California and Nevada. It was Brian’s first road trip with our long-term Colorado, and he was pleasantly surprised with what he found. “Thanks to the roll-up tonneau cover [by Bak] and carpeted bedliner [from BedRug], I was able to use the bed of the Colorado to haul my skis, boots, a workbench, ski tuning gear, a coffee kit, and my luggage up for the long Thanksgiving weekend. The day after a major snowstorm I went skiing at the Kirkwood resort and drove over lots of icy, snowy roads,” said Brian. “After Thanksgiving dinner I drove from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe in a late-night snowstorm. Toward the top of the crest of the Sierra Nevadas, I had to go from 2WD to 4WD Hi. Easy to do by just turning the dash-mounted switch to 4WD Hi and waiting for the message on the dash indicating that all four wheels were engaged.” Brian … [Read more...] about 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Update 5: Two Snowy Road Trips
I’m flying. The apexes probably think I’m Dan Gurney. Up over the rise, a blind turn, steady, steady, hold it and, “You should probably wave those guys by,” said my instructor, and I sheepishly pulled to the side to let the faster cars pass. It was my very first track day, and I was not exactly the quickest driver in Group A—but it didn’t bother me much, because I had driven a ’14 SRT (now Dodge) Viper 500 miles to take the carousel at turn 6 of Sonoma Raceway’s tricky road course, and I was totally snake-bit, loving every second behind the wheel. The trip hadn’t begun with a lot of confidence. Perusing the great wisdom of the Internet showed that every expert seemed to feel that the Viper was some sort of four-wheeled, V10 tornado, capable of changing direction without warning and wreaking destruction across a vast area. “Don’t accelerate hard out of turns.” “Go super easy on the throttle.” The Viper … [Read more...] about 1,200 Mile 2014 Dodge SRT Viper Road Trip And Track Test
Every year, Automobile Magazine picks its All-Stars. There are no contorted rules, no categories—they’re just our favorite vehicles. This time, though, we’ve added a twist, bringing together this elite group and going on a road trip. To read about our journey from Detroit to New Orleans, read on. If you’d like to see a list of the ten All-Stars, click here.Sunday: Detroit, Michigan to Indianapolis, Indiana297 milesWhere is spring? Not here. I’ve just come off a trans-Atlantic flight and find nothing but freezing temperatures and gray skies. It’s the sort of Sunday afternoon you spend watching a movie or sleeping. That is, if there aren’t ten Automobile Magazine All-Stars waiting in a parking lot at Detroit’s Eastern Market. I climb into one of them, a searing orange Jaguar F-Type V8 S, lower the top, and peel away. Let’s go find spring.But find it where, exactly? Anyone who has planned a family vacation knows this is the hard part. … [Read more...] about 2014 Automobile Magazine All-Stars Road Trip
Targa California, a classic car rally, and running around the abandoned gold-mining towns in the Sierra Nevadas. It was also a welcome distraction from law school, to be sure. The 1976 911 Targa, though, had other ideas.The ruddy brown Porsche had been cursed with a suite of medieval emissions control devices — specifically the thermal reactors — to satisfy California's then-new smog regulations. It caused the dissimilar metals inside its 2.7-liter flat-six to fight with each other. Moreover, it hadn't run in years, but what do you expect for rusty Sentra money?Being a Porsche, the factory service manual assumed the car's previous owners had meticulously maintained it since new. Ha! The Bosch fuel injection system was so far out of whack we couldn't even baseline it. I was thankful for every mystifying minute of it, since being squirted with gas in the eye was preferable to reading any more about criminal procedure, and as a bonus we learned how to curse in German pretty … [Read more...] about Porsche 911 road trip: Targa 4 GTS meets its analog ancestor
Tesla is inviting owners on "Electric Road Trip" events on four continents. To celebrate the 2.5 billion electric miles Tesla owners have logged, the automaker is hosting a series of open house events at Destination Charger locations (think hotels and resorts) in various cities across North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. Attendees will "have the opportunity to swap stories and share your favorite road trip experiences with fellow Tesla owners and like-minded fans," according to Tesla, as well as enjoy local food and drinks. Owners have received email invitations to the series of events, but those interested can also RSVP online. Learn more about the events at Tesla's website, and read more at Teslarati.Google has published its most recent autonomous vehicle testing results, this time with regard to sharing the road with cyclists. The system is programmed to predict when a cyclist will swerve around an open car door, leave room for cyclists during passing and other situations, … [Read more...] about Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Electric Road Trip, Google autonomous cars vs. cyclists
East Bay highway commute to my job writing software documentation. Ten miles each way in a Tercel (I had my choice of an ’85 wagon or a ’90 hatch), and the ever-increasing numbers of badly-driven SUVs on the Dreaded Nimitz were making me feel quite vulnerable in my little rice-burners. I needed a more substantial daily driver, and it damn sure wasn’t going to be an 8-MPG truck with 64-ouncer cup holders. What I needed, I decided, was an ex-cop Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor!get auctioned off once a month near Sacramento, so I headed up I-80 to check out some black-and-white P71s. Unfortunately, every P71 aficionado in Northern California knows that ex-CHP cars are less thrashed and piss-soaked than Crown Vics that spent their lives driving over Oakland curbs or chasing miscreants down potholed Redding alleyways. Late-90s cars were selling for upwards of $3,000, which was about a grand more than I wanted to pay. The K-9 cars, with their cool-looking hood … [Read more...] about My Introduction To Panther Love: Inaugural Police Interceptor Road Trip!